Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween!
"Haunted" song by Karen Altman © 2011, artwork and photography by Karen Altman

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Painted Glass

Autumn Splendor
As the season of festivities rapidly approaches, I am starting to focus on painting glassware once again.  Wine glasses, champagne flutes, pilsner glasses, and ornaments are my favorite shiny objects to decorate.   I always use non-toxic paint for painting glassware and bake the items in the oven (325-350 degrees Fahrenheit depending on your oven) for 30 minutes.  À votre santé!
Autumn Splendor

Autumn Leaves

Festive Oak pilsner glasses

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall: An Etsy Treasury of Color and Sound

The color and splendor of autumn, accompanying my original song, "Fall"...

The Etsy shop owners featured have given me permission, as well as much-appreciated enthusiasm and kindness, to use their artwork in this movie. 

Autumn Tree
Tree Love - Rustic Orange Sunshine through Tree Tops
Colorful Fall Day
Fall Maple Cave
A Walk in the Park
Miles of Gold
Awaking in the Woods 
Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy
Autumn Light
Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree in Autumn
Green Hill Country
Autumn (fall) Colors, Glen Clova, Scotland
Autumn Landscape
Autumn Sunset 
Autumn Ablaze 
Dark Blood Red Leaves with Gothic Grunge Texture
Embracing Autumn 

View the treasury on Etsy.

View the treasury on Etsy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sanctuary: An Etsy Treasury of Images and Music

by SixSassySisters on Etsy
The images in this movie treasury define my sanctuary, a place of solitude, meditation, and beauty.  

The Etsy shop owners featured have given me permission, as well as much-appreciated enthusiasm and kindness, to use their artwork in this movie.  

When Petals Fall Like Tiny Stars
by InmostLight

Irish Dream
Bluebells with Sunrays
by arpadlukacs
Water Lilies
by alneniu
Scene Over Pond
by WicksPix
The Path to the River
by RobEastman
Fading Stone Sunset 3
by CelticVisions
Irish Blue Bells
by CoulterGallery
My Secret Garden
by intrinsicvalue
Meditating by the Stream
by SixSassySisters
Meet Me at the Gate
by FlashForward
Little White Rabbit at Home
by bluedogrose

Enchanted Castle
by reflectionsoflight
The Journey
by soundslikerain
A Shelter of Redwoods
by Jansart3

Palmetto Bluff
by heatherexley

Church Yard, Bergen, Norway
by LoudWaterfallPhoto

I have another movie treasury that I am working on, "Fall," which should be published soon.

View Sanctuary and Sanctuary II treasuries on Etsy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Adding a Treasury to Your Blog

Today, I discovered Handmadeology and found lots of useful tips!   I was excited to find this treasury tool from Whale Shark Websites that allows you to quickly add any treasury to your webpage or blog! I gave it a try using my most recent treasury. I had to use the "tiny" setting and for some reason my blog is stuck in this narrow state of mind, so I had to use the 3-column option. Even with 1 odd image hanging out, it's a lot nicer than the screenshot option I was using. I'm sure more blog-savvy curators will figure out a way to make their blog accomodate a 4-column view.

'New Snow' by twigstudionc

Ice Orchard in Blue...

Winter Red Rose Flo...

Full Moon

Snowflake Photograp...

First Snow - 8x8 bl...

8x10 Black Edged Fo...

Original Watercolo...

the village from un...

First Snow

scene over pond UP0...

Tribute to Vince Gu...

A Winters Foggy Day...

Christmas Village W...

Silver White Winter...

Winter Snow Landsca...

Winter twilight - S...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Different Kind of Treasury

Here is my latest Etsy treasury that I curated to accompany my recent song "New Snow."  

"New Snow" is a remake of an older song I composed last year, "First Snow."

Featured Artwork and Artists...
Ice Orchard in Blue
by CountryDreaming

Rose Sparkle
by JulieMagersSoulen

Full Moon
by sylviagrantins

by soundslikerain

First Snow
by elgarboart

Winter Waterfall
by robtravisphotography

Hiding From the Owl
by bluedogrose

the village from under apple tree sleeps at the winter time...
by vlad

First Snow
by bartos

Scene Over Pond
by WicksPix

Tribute to Vince Guaraldi Let It Snow
by reniebritenbucher

A Winter's Day ~ Colorado
by SimplyLodge

Christmas Village Wish Upon a Star
by leinerje

Silver White Winter
by klbaileyART

Winter Snow
by firstlightphoto

Winter Twilight
by krystarka